“What defines social ecology as social is its recognition of the often-overlooked fact that nearly all our present ecological problems arise from deep-seated social problems. Conversely, our present ecological problems cannot be clearly understood, much less resolved, without resolutely dealing with problems within society.”— Murray Bookchin
Climate & Capitalism is an ecosocialist project, reflecting the viewpoint of environmental Marxism. Murray Bookchin was an anarchist who frequently and vehemently disagreed with Marxism.
Nevertheless, ecosocialists can and should recognize him as a co-thinker and comrade. If we disagree with him on some issues, even important ones, it is in the framework of shared goals, of shared commitment to mass democratic struggle for a better world, and of enormous respect for his lifelong devotion to the fight against capitalism and ecocide.
That’s why I am supporting the appeal of award-winning independent film-maker Mark Saunders for funds to complete his important documentary on this legendary political thinker, philosopher, anarchist and environmental activist.
Bookchin on Bookchin is being made on a shoestring budget: it has no conventional funding. The producers are appealing for contributions from individuals who recognize the importance of Bookchin’s life and ideas. And as they say, if you can’t spare money, spread the word.
The video below provides an introduction to the project. For more information, or to make a contribution to this important project, go to Bookchin on Bookchin.